Southern France Tour Reviews — Provence Tour — At France Off the Beaten Path we continually strive to reach perfection during each of our small group Provence walking and gourmet foodie tours in southern France! We work hard to ensure every guest tour experience is exceptional, memorable, and fun! We task ourselves with the goal of not only excelling at guest tour satisfaction, but also at exceeding guest expectations!
We thank each of our Southern France – Provence Tour guests for their candid tour reviews! Being American owned and operated, and living and working locally in France, specifically in Provence – southern France, for more than two decades, we warmly welcome Provence tour guests, as we would friends and family, to this spectacular southern France tour region. Provence is a magical place, and we are proud to put our “local insider connections” to work for you! We take you beyond the obvious to share the true essence of France, and the very best and most authentic active, cultural experiences only achieved by living and working locally in Provence.
We’ve asked our Provence Tour guests our famous question…“Would you recommend our Provence walking & gourmet foodIE tour to friends and family?” …We’ve shared guest responses below on our Southern France Tour Reviews page.
Tour Guest Responses — Click on each individual line of text to expand and read the complete tour review!
Wendy Jacobs, Short Hills, NJ
I recently returned from the Provence trip July 5-10 led by David and Philippe. We really enjoyed the trip! Even more than I expected to actually. Sarah and Ashley also really liked the trip. I packed my trip survey by accident on the morning of our early departure. I was thinking of mailing it in, but I will answer in this email instead. I thought every item listed on the survey (Hotel Accommodations, Guide Knowledge, etc.) was outstanding (“5”) except the Olive Oil Mill Tour, the Market days, and Walks were a notch lower or “4”. What I liked most: I really enjoyed Phillipe as a guide and as a person. I thought our tour group was compatible and a lot of fun to travel with. The Luberon picnic lunch was amazingly good. I think Phillipe picked excellent cheeses, tomatoes, fruit and wines for the picnic. I really enjoyed the Cassis Port boat ride to see the Carmargue. It reminded me of the peacefulness of the hot air balloon ride during the Loire Valley trip Sarah and I took a few years ago with you. The lunch in the Cassis Port restaurant was outstanding and served in a beautiful setting. The cooking class and dinner were very educational and enjoyable. Most of all, I felt very fortunate to have my daughters as travelling companions. The Provence tour was a perfect complement to our previous four hectic days in Paris. Would I recommend this trip to a friend or family? Definitely I would recommend this trip with the understanding that he or she appreciate French cuisine and wine and enjoy walking the country-side. Also scheduling a Provence visit during the Lavender and Sun Flower blooming season would probably be ideal.
Best Regards, Glenn Yuki, Los Gatos, CA – This was the Yuki’s 2nd OTBP Tour.
Yes, I would definitely recommend the tour to those who really enjoy walking – the walks are beautiful. Enjoyed ALL wining and dining as this was the main reason we booked the tour. — Robyn Noble and Sandra Hudson, Melbourne, Australia – Southern France Tour Reviews
YES! This trip was a definite 5 out of 5 on all points! Excellent all around! You might even want to recommend or market that guests stay on in the region for a day or two longer to explore on their own to explore even more. Thank you again for a great trip! — Peter & Miriam Seagle, Bloomfield, MI – Southern France Tour Reviews
Yes, I would recommend this Provence tour! Our guides were great, we really enjoyed them! We loved the meals and variety of restaurants! And, we especially enjoyed all of the walks. Thank you!! — Michael & Suzanne Pearson, Melbourne, Australia – Southern France Tour Reviews
Yes, will do so for all the reasons listed and more – The trip is well thought out, and nails its promises of great food, wine and sites! Our guides were wonderful companions, and bring the experience to life! They have a wonderful skill for reading the guests and complimenting. Philippe #2 is the perfect driver. For indulgences, the first meal and last two meals are life remembering. Loved the pastis and perfumerie too, and the restaurant at Cassis = YES! The spirit of the week – Loved Cassis, having time near the water mid-trip, the boat ride and views of the calanques. Was captivated by Roussillon. What a glorious day there with the intense blue sky – Beautiful! Liked the variety of all the different places we visited within the region. It was a perfect snapshot of the life, culture, and history. Loved the wine tasting and lunch at Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and how it followed the walk through the vineyards. We learned facts about the wine that will enhance our enjoyment of it. Having a combination of some dinners, some lunches to break up the delicious indulgences kept each experience feeling new. Enjoyed the hotel accommodations and location – it was very charming and delightful. Will recommend to friends, etc, especially because obvious great thought and care is put into the guest experience, comfort, and enjoyment. Thank you for making all of us feel special! — Bob and Blair Williams, Tulsa, OK – Southern France Tour Reviews
Yes! Our guides and driver made our trip special! Wine day experience was fun and very informative.Meals were superlative, historical content of tour was very educational, and the walks and scenery were delightful. Thanks for a fun week in Provence! — Conrad and Diane Hamako, Calabasas, CA – Southern France Tour Reviews
Yes, definitely, and would love to come back for another tour! The guides were at all times fantastic, could not have been better! Loved Saint Remy de Provence town. Chateauneuf-du-Pape lunch and walk, and cooking class were spectacular! The experience on the last night was simply wonderful. This was a truly wonderful tour in a wonderful place with wonderful people! Thank you!! — James and Marylin Bennett, Glenbrook, NSW, Australia – Southern France Tour Reviews
Yes! Chateauneuf-du-Pape experience was fabulous, as was the first night dinner! Loved the walks. Every walk and activity added real value to the overall experience of the tour! Truly enjoyed the interactions with the guides and other tour guests. Thank you for a fun time!!” — Bob and Marilyn Franck, Viera, Florida – Southern France Tour Reviews
Yes, Loved our tour guides and their knowledge! Market days offered the sights, sounds, and people watching. Thank you for everything! — Robin and Debbie Martin, Calabasas, CA – Southern France Tour Reviews
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